The Fairy Blogmother

So yesterday was kind of awesome, because Whee! My blog got featured on Chuvaness! If you’re not familiar with the Chuvaness blog, then I really don’t know what’s up with that, because Cecile van Straten (the lovely lady behind it) is kind of like the Empress of the Philippine Internet. So YAY!

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I kind of knew that she was going to write a post about Fab After Forty because she was asking me some questions about it a while back (one of which led me to a bit of an identity crisis, btw). She also asked me for a cute photo, which also sent me into quite the tizzy because I really did not have one. We all know how I’ve been hiding from cameras the past few years, so all my recent pics are carefully orchestrated partials.

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So yeah, if you see that photo on her blog, please bear in mind that it’s pretty old, and just mentally Photoshop to add 20 pounds or so.

I think she was also a little surprised when she once asked me about my readership and I gave her a guesstimate of how many people read my blog. I was kind of cringing and imagining her reaction to the modest figure to be something like this…

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… but she was really nice about it, all “Oh? Okay, I think more people should read it.” And then off she went to be all sorts of awesome and Oprah-ish.

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I lurve her. Thanks, Cecile!

The blogger community is pretty great. I never actually realized this until I started blogging last year, but in the past year I’ve made some really good blog buddies and I never fail to marvel at how supportive they can be — from sharing posts, to leaving comments, or adding links to their own blogs to lead to yours. It’s amazing. And really heartwarming.

If you really think about it, everyone’s a fairy blogmother  (or okay, blogfather). We all have our spheres of influence. They may not be large (like on a scale of 1 to Chuvaness, I’m maybe a 3. Um, on a good day.) but we all have  the ability to lift other writers up and share the good stuff around. And I for one am always happy to discover new blogs that I’ve never seen before. So let’s do it! 

Share the love, babies. Let’s all do a Chuvaness. If there’s a blog you like that you think other people should read, blog about it. Or tweet a link. Or feel free to share in the comments here. For my part, here are a few faves that I’ve mentioned in previous posts:

3 Blogs Like Mine, But Better

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5 Fab Filipino Food Blogs

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More to come. In the meantime, enjoy!  

Happy long weekend, everyone! 

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